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Dallas County confirms first
chikungunya case in local traveler

Dallas Morning News [TX], by Sherry Jacobson

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/22/2014 5:47:34 PM

It was just a matter of time. Given the heavy travel patterns to Caribbean countries where the new mosquito-born virus is spreading widely, it was inevitable that someone would bring it back to Dallas County. Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday the first case of imported Chikungunya virus in Dallas County this year. (Snip) Chikungunya does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be disabling, and some people suffer severe complications. There is no specific medication available to treat the virus and there is not a vaccine. Avoiding mosquito bites is the key to avoid getting infected.

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This has been the local talk on news lately since we already have the deadly West-Nile virus type in our neighborhood for some years now.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/22/2014 5:49:23 PM     (No. 9935862)

Texas is really being attacked. But they are the first state that is easy to access from the South.....but it will eventually come into the rest of the states from there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/22/2014 6:26:33 PM     (No. 9935905)

Florida recently reported two cases of chikungunya in people who had not left the country. That means infected mosquitoes are now passing on the disease and it will spread quickly.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/22/2014 7:04:25 PM     (No. 9935939)

Diseases of ANY kind will spread in areas where there is population density.

With illegal/invaders fanning out around the country, people with no immunities, carrying diseases themselves we can expect many new outbreaks and epidemics.

Remember that there have been polio cases in the Middle East, and ebola spreading across borders in Africa.

And there´s more...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/22/2014 7:41:08 PM     (No. 9935970)

The parasite in the White House needs to be eradicated (legally, of course) before the country will get better.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/22/2014 10:28:25 PM     (No. 9936128)

Even with the little rainfall in Texas, there continues to be a mosquito problem Sitting out on a a cool night (cool evenings are rare in Texas this time of year) one needs a dual repellent or a burka Those that were infected with the Nile virus still feel the effects- one just being eyesight. The result of this aftermath will be even more death notches on Oh Dark Won´s bed post.

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